The curious case of Wesley Sneijder - originally posted on Soccerlens.comOf all the stories doing the rounds in the twice-yearly silly-season that is the transfer window, the one involving Wesley Sneijder is the most baffling.
This is the player who, just two years ago, was hailed as the man that should have beaten Lionel Messi to the Ballon d’Or, after the Dutchman’s majestic performances inspired his club to Champions League success and his country to the World Cup final.
And yet just over two years later, Sneijder seems to be on his way from Inter Milan to Turkish side Galatasary for a reported fee of £10 million.
In what sounded like an attempt to paint a far rosier picture of the situation than some football observers would suggest, Sneijder’s agent Soren Lerby told Gazzetta dello Sport:
“Now the decision lies with him, anything is possible in football and Turkey is fast becoming a hot destination.”
Hot it may be, at least in the literal sense of the word. But Sneijder’s pref...